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Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera (Body Only)

BH #CAC100EF • MFR #6340B002
Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
  • HDMI Outputs an Uncompressed Signal
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
The Canon EOS C100 EF Cinema Camera (Body Only) inherits the design concept of the EOS C300, which put DSLR quality video in a groundbreaking form factor with the key features of a more traditional video camera. The C100 has been optimized for run-and-gun and one-man-band style shooting, a specialty of event videographers, documentarians and independent filmmakers. This camera is about 15% smaller than the C300, and yet its 1080p image will hold-up nicely beside that of the more expensive camera. The C100 even has a few features not found in the C300, like One Shot AF, Push Auto Iris, a built-in microphone, and uncompressed HDMI out with superimposed timecode and 2:3 pull down marker.
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Canon C100 Overview

The Canon EOS C100 EF Cinema Camera (Body Only) inherits the design concept of the EOS C300, which put DSLR quality video in a groundbreaking form factor with the key features of a more traditional video camera. The C100 has been optimized for run-and-gun and one-man-band style shooting, a specialty of event videographers, documentarians and independent filmmakers. This camera is about 15% smaller than the C300, and yet its 1080p image will hold-up nicely beside that of the more expensive camera. The C100 even has a few features not found in the C300, like One Shot AF, Push Auto Iris, a built-in microphone, and uncompressed HDMI out with superimposed timecode and 2:3 pull down marker.

NEW FEATURES
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
This is an optional upgrade feature that provides enhanced autofocusing, which prevents motion artifacts during rapid talent and pan moves. This features requires your C100 to be sent to an accredited Canon service, where an upgrade will be installed at a cost of $500.

This upgrade provides an Autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. It provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) function for all autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. This feature is ideal for users who regularly shoot with smaller crews, who shoot moving subjects, or who want smoother, more natural-looking autofocus.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology features a CMOS sensor that consists of an array of pixels that each feature two separate photodiodes. By continuously comparing their outputs during AF mode, phase-difference autofocus helps ensure non-blurred images and smooth focus transitions even when the talent and/or camera are moving. The new feature places a high priority on maintaining sharp focus while providing a natural, smooth autofocus movement with select Canon EF lenses — including newer-generation STM lenses — which offer even smoother and quieter operation.

This upgrade will have firmware version 2.0.3.1.00, which also includes the Continuous Recording enhancement available with firmware version 1.0.3.1.00.
Continuous Recording Firmware Update
Firmware update version 1.0.3.1.00, available free on Canon's EOS website, provides a continuous, nonstop recording function and the ability to create In and Out points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed. At this time, the continuous recording function is compatible with Grass Valley's EDIUS Pro 7 software.
ALL FEATURES
Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
The C100's Super 35mm-sized sensor provides an angle-of-view and depth of field that equivalent to that of traditional Super 35mm film. With a native resolution of 8.3MP and a wider pixel pitch than conventional professional camcorders, the C100's sensor offers enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise in low light environments.
EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
The C100 is fully compatible with Canon's renowned EF mount lenses. Even specialty lenses, such as Canon's 24mm f/3.5L II tilt shift lens or the 8-15mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom fisheye lens, are available on the C100. When shooting with EF lenses, C100 features peripheral illumination correction, which automatically compensates for light fall-off in the corners of the image. Furthermore, continuous AF will be available via a firmware update for compatibility with Canon EF Lenses with STM focusing.
HDMI Outputs an Uncompressed Signal
The C100 outputs an uncompressed signal via HDMI. This signal superimposes timecode and the 2:3 pulldown marker, which means an external recorder and converter can process the HDMI output as an SDI signal. External recorders provide an instant back-up and help to streamline post-production workflows.
ISO 320 to 80,000
A maximum ISO of 80,000 allows the C100 to record in low light environments. This is ideal for working with available light. Although higher ISOs always translate into a noisier image, the C100 utilizes the same signal processing as 3-chip RGB systems, which produces a superior image quality.
Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots
Secure Digital memory cards offer professional grade read/write speeds and reliability at ever more affordable prices. Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card slots allow the C100 to record simultaneously to two memory cards, creating an instant back-up. What's more, C100 can record HD footage to Slot A while simultaneously recording down-converted SD footage to Slot B.
Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
Canon Log records an image with subdued contrast and sharpness, which preserves a high dynamic range and presupposes color grading in post production. Wide DR is a new gamma setting based on Rec. 709, which offers a wide dynamic range and smooth gradations in highlights and shadow, without requiring processing in post-production.
Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
Traditional CMOS sensors scan one line at a time and sometimes produce a rolling shutter skew when shooting fast moving objects or executing a quick pan. The C100's CMOS sensor features the same signal processing as 3-chip RGB systems, which reduces the angle of distortion compared to cameras with regular CMOS sensors of the same size.
Built-in ND Filters with Manual Operation
In excessively bright environments neutral density filters are often required to avoid over exposure, without compromising desirable shutter and aperture settings. The C100 features built-in ND filters in three densities, which make for four ND configurations (OFF, 2 stops, 4 stops, 6 stops). The built-in ND filters are deployed via a manual dial.
Two XLR Audio Connectors
The C100 includes a top mounted handle unit, which features two XLR connectors and a microphone shock mount. XLR connections offer a high-quality audio input for professional grade microphones and facilitate 2 channel 48 kHz linear PCM (24 Mbps) audio recordings.
One Shot AF and Push Auto Iris
One-Shot AF executes focus adjustments with a dedicated button, and the Push Auto Iris button automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure. Both of these functions can be accessed even when operating in manual mode.
Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
The EOS C100 offers complete manual control of each aspect of the recording process. Create and recall custom picture settings, camera functions, and display options. The camera also features several powerful and intuitive focusing aids in both the EVF and LCD monitor that make it easy to confirm critical focus distance; Peaking Modes and Magnify Focus Modes are available while in standby or while recording. Additionally, the LCD features Edge Monitor Display; green waveforms display the overall focus of the scene and red waveforms provide focus feedback of the three focus check boxes visible on the LCD monitor.

Canon C100 Specs

Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Audio Recording
2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
Video I/O
1x HDMI Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TS Mono Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel Input
Other I/O
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
1x Mini-USB Data Input/Output
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery Type
Canon BP-9 Series
Accessory Mounting Thread
1x
1x 1/4"-20
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15 x 10.7 x 10.4"

Canon C100 Reviews

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Sigma 50-100 1.8 art lens (APS-C) work with this ...

Sigma 50-100 1.8 art lens (APS-C) work with this camera?
Asked by: Kalith
Yes, it will work with the C100 DPAF
Answered by: A
Date published: 2020-04-11

Is there an adapter to use Nikon still camera ...

Is there an adapter to use Nikon still camera lenses on this Canon C100?
Asked by: Joel
this a a standard canon ef mount. You're looking for an ef to f(nikon mount) adapter, just look it up. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=canon%20ef%20to%20nikon%20f&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search= you wont be able to use auto focus with non-native lenses like nikon
Answered by: Dylan
Date published: 2019-12-31

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Dual Pixel AF?
Asked by: Jef H.
Now it does!
Answered by: Luis
Date published: 2019-12-05

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Does this come with the dual pixel upgrade?
Asked by: John C.
Now it does!
Answered by: Luis
Date published: 2019-12-05

Can i use EOS camera lens?

Can i use EOS camera lens?
Asked by: Sam
Yes. EF and EF-S lenses. STM versions recommended.
Answered by: Luis
Date published: 2019-12-05

does the c100mk2 dual pixel autofocus face track ...

does the c100mk2 dual pixel autofocus face track like the dpaf function in the canon dslrs? i know on my canon sl2, you go into video mode and use the dpaf and the box will follow the face or object that was focused. does the c100 dpaf focus square follow the subject or does the subject need to stay in the middle of the frame and then re-compose? thanks in advance. thumbs up.
Asked by: Rob
No.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-10

May I use my Fotodix lens adapter to convert ...

May I use my Fotodix lens adapter to convert Canon EF mount for my Olympus OM lens for use with the C100?
Asked by: Peter
If you are referring to a product like B&H # FOPCEAOO which is the FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for Olympus OM Lens to Canon EF-Mount Camera then yes, you should be able to use this with the Canon C100. The C100 has an EF mount. https://bhpho.to/2UI2nIu
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-08

Which model should I purchase if I'm looking to ...

Which model should I purchase if I'm looking to record 4k 10 bit 4:2:2 internally?
Asked by: Shervin
For that you would need to look at the C300 Mark II, B&H # CAC3002EF. https://bhpho.to/2aHjKGV
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-11-18
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